Category Archives: Paper Crafting

Items using Stampin Up paper and/or cut with my cricut

Cricut Craft Room Christmas Holiday Card # 36

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Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #36

Cricut Christmas Holiday Card #36

Today the FREE Holiday Card in the Cricut Craft Room is #36.  I had to make 3 cuts for this card.  (brown, red and green)  I wish they would have included a layer option. I felt like I was wasting a lot of paper.

It feels like Christmas here today since we had a “snow day” from school.  I worked on my cards and a t-shirt quilt for my son-in-law.  My hubby just came in from the cold with a large Candy Cane Hot Chocolate from Tim Hortons….does it get any better then this day!!

Don’t forget to visit the Cricut Craft Room.  If you missed this FREE cut, you can purchase it for $1.99. Just select the BUY option.

 

Cricut Craft Room Free Holiday Cards #10 ,23, & 46

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Cricut Holiday Christmas Card #10

Cricut Holiday Christmas card #10

I hope you have been taking advantage of the Free Holiday Christmas Cards in the Cricut Craft Room.  This is Card #10.  If you miss the Free cut, you can purchase all the cuts at Cricut.com for $1.99!

Cricut Holiday Christmas card #23

Cricut Holiday Christmas Card #23

Cricut Holiday Christmas Card #23

Cricut Holiday Christmas Card #23

I really didn’t get a great picture of this card,(#23) but here are a couple of versions.

Cricut Holiday Christmas Card #46

Cricut Holiday Christmas Card #46

They added 7 cards today.  The other cards were only on for one day, so I am not sure how many days they will leave the cards on this week. This is # 46.  Be sure to visit the Cricut Craft Room each day to get a head start on your Christmas cards.  Happy cutting!!

Cricut Craft Room Free Holiday Cards Day 13

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Cricut Holiday Card #13

Cricut Holiday Card #13

Ok, we are at day13 of 50 days of FREE Holiday card cuts in the Cricut Craft Room.  I added a little Stampin Up feature in the upper corner of this cut.  If you miss the FREE cut, these cards are available for purchase at $1.99 each from Cricut.com.  I went to SHOP and typed in Holiday Card.  You will also be able to get a preview of some of the upcoming cuts.  Don’t forget to take advantage of these FREE cuts and get a head start on your Christmas card making.   Happy cutting….(ps..I used Stampin Up – real red and shimmer white in this card!)

You can also find some FREE Autumn cuts this week!

Cricut Craft Room Holiday Cards Day 12

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Cricut Craft Room Holiday Card 12

Cricut Craft Room Holiday Card 12

It’s day 12 of the 40 FREE Holiday Card cuts in the Cricut Craft Room.  Make sure you have downloaded the program to your computer to take advantage of these FREE cuts.  The Cricut Craft Room download can be found on Cricut.com and can be used with any Cricut machine.  This card was similar to the Let it Snow card I posted yesterday.  I jazzed it up a little with a snowflake from Stampin Up and a few pearls.

Stampin Up snowflakes

Stampin Up snowflakes

Here is another version of this FREE cut…

Cricut Craft Room Holiday Card 12

Cricut Craft Room Holiday Card 12

I added a couple of shiny snowflakes I purchase on a garland at an after Christmas sale.  You need to think outside the box when you are choosing items to put on your cards or scrapbook pages.  I hope  you are enjoying these cards.

snowflake garland

snowflake garland

Christmas Cards Cricut Craft Room

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Holiday Card 10

Holiday Card 10

 

If you haven’t been in the Cricut Craft Room yet, now is the time to visit it.  I missed the first 9 days of the FREE Holiday card cuts, but I will be visiting it every day until Christmas.  There will be 29 more cards.  Each card is only posted for one day.   This cut was from day 10.

Cricut Holiday card 11

Cricut Holiday Card 11

 

This was the card from today.  I must confess, I had trouble with getting all the little pieces out of the card.  My card was 4″ x 5″.  I used Stampin’ Up paper and it is a nice weigh, but sometimes I have trouble when there are a great deal of small cuts. I think I would have liked it better if I would have used red paper  behind the white.

Cricut Let it Snow card

Cricut Let it Snow card

This card is also in the Craft Room today.  I am sure you can purchase these cuts at Cricut.com if you miss the FREE cuts.  Happy Cutting!

 

 

Cricut Classroom August and September

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Cricut Classroom August and September

Cricut Classroom August and September

 

 

One of the reasons that I haven’t been posting is because I took a job as a para-professional in a Preschool class this school year.  We started out the school year with a substitute teacher.  Today was her last day to teach, so I went to the Cricut Craft Room and found the FREE cut of the week was Classroom August and September.

Cricut Classroom Aug/Sept

Cricut Classroom Aug/Sept

 

My first cut was this school-house.  I added a bottom to the school-house and put a gift card inside.  I covered the windows and doors so that you could not see the cards from the outside.  I then made her a card using the same FREE cuts.  I wrote the word “Falls” and used the FREE Cricut Craft Room Basic Font to cut the words, “We’ll Miss You”.  We truly will miss you, Miss S!!

Make sure you take advantage of the FREE Cricut Craft Room cuts.  I have found that they usually add a new cut on Sunday or Thursday and take them off the following Thursday.  Happy cutting!!

 

Something to Celebrate – Cricut Cuts

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Cricut Something to Celebrate Birthday Card

Cricut Something to Celebrate Birthday card

The free Cricut Cut in the Cricut Craft Room this week is Something to Celebrate.  You can cut the images for scrapbooking or they can be cut to make cards.  I made these two cards for two cuties that will be turning 5 soon.

Cricut Something to Celebrate

Cricut Something to celebrate

I have shown the four different layers that I used for this card.  Each layer is shown as a different color.

Cricut Something to Celebrate

Cricut Something to Celebrate

These are the completed cuts before they were put together.  I hope this helps when you are planning you cards.

Cricut Something to Celebrate Congraturlations Card

Cricut Something to Celebrate Congratulations Card

Another cute card made with Something to Celebrate FREE cut.

Cricut Something to Celebrate Birthday Card

Cricut Something to Celebrate Birthday Card

Cricut Something to Celebrate

Cricut Something to Celebrate

Cricut Something to Celebrate

 

 

This is the layout for the balloons.  Enjoy and check the Cricut Craft Room often for you FREE cuts.

Simple Cardmaking 101

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Thank you card

Thank you Card

I needed to make some Thank You cards, so I searched Pinterest and found a card I liked and then I changed it up to fit my needs.Stampin Up Mosaic Madness

I found some new paper at JoAnne’s and used two sheets out of the pack to make 12 cards!

Timeless Texture paper

Timeless Texture paper

I choose two patterned papers and cut each into three, four inch strips.  I then sub-cut those strips into four 3″x4″ pieces.  This gave me 12 sets of patterned paper.

cut patterned paper

cut patterned paper

I then cut 11×8 1/2  Stampin’ Up Perfect Plum on the 5 1/2 inch line. I then scored it on the 4 1/2 inch line. I recommend using a scorer. It makes a nice fold line on your cards and it is worth the investment. I have a Martha Steward scorer that I purchased at JoAnne’s. (at 40% off of course!)  I also recommend using Stampin’ Up paper for the base of your card, since it is a nice weight of paper.

scorer

scorer

I ran a line of adhesive along the bottom of the first patterned paper and then placed it on top of the card background. (Do not adhere it to the card yet)  I then lined up the bottom piece of patterned paper.

line up the paper

line up the paper

Next put adhesive on the back of the patterned paper, where you want to place your ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the card and press it on the adhesive.  I think I purchased the ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

attach ribbon

attach ribbon

I used a Stampin” Up punch and stamp to make my “Thank You” label.  You could use any stamp or punch.  You could also use your Cricut to cut out the labels!

stamp

stamp

One of my thank you cards will be sent for this beautiful arrangement! (thank you-Jim and Laura)

flowers

flowers

I needed 6 thank you cards, so that left 6 more set of patterned paper to make other cards.  I decided to make 2 cards to send to my nieces whom will be starting their second year of college this week and 4 birthday cards. All you will need to do is change up the ribbon and choose matching paper and stamps and you will get a completely different look.

Birthday Card

Birthday Card

Thinking of you cards

So with two sheets of patterned paper, I created 12 simple cards….happy stampin’

12 simple cards

12 simple cards

Cricut Brooklyn Iron-On

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Cricut Brooklyn Iron-On

Cricut Brooklyn Iron-On

I wanted to share the FREE Cricut Craft Room cuts for this week.  If you remember my post from a couple of weeks ago, my niece, Kathleen got a new Cricut.  I am happy to say these are the first cuts she made with her Cricut.  We successfully downloaded the Cricut Craft Room to her computer and she was in Heaven!  We did run into a snag with her firewall, but we soon got past it and she is busy trying her hand at the Cricut.  I think my favorite cut above is the camera…and doesn’t it look great against the orange cardstock.  There are many other cuts on this week, so open your Cricut Craft Room and have some FUN!

Cricut Classroom Cuts

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Cricut Classroom Back to School Card

Cricut Classroom Back to School Card

There are FREE cuts again in the Cricut Craft Room.  The cuts are geared for the Classroom and they are digital downloads.  There are 6 sets of these cuts with two months in each download.  Although these cuts are geared toward teachers, I have made 3 different cuts to give you an idea of how you can use them in everyday scrapbooking.  The first items I made were two Back To School cards for Leanne and Brantley since they will be entering the 1st grade this year. I made the “back to school” cut from the Aug/Sept download.  The “1st grade” was cut using the “Craft Room Basics” which is a FREE cut that is always available  in the Craft Room.

Craft Room Basic Cricut Cuts

Craft Room Basic Cricut cuts

To make this cut, pick Cricut Craft Room Basic” under cartridges and then  you will hit “Add Text Box”.  You can then use your keyboard to type in the phrase you would like to cut.  I choose to have my words “weld”.  To achieve this, just go to spacing and then I entered  (-5) and it will weld your letters together.  To make two cuts, I just right clicked on my mouse and hit “copy” (make sure there is a gray box around your phrase) and then hit “paste”.

Cricut Classroom

Cricut Classroom

 

Cricut Classroom

Cricut Classroom

Here are a couple of scrapbook pages using the Classroom cuts.

 

Don’t forget to check the Cricut Craft Room often and make your cuts as soon as they appear.  Happy cutting!!